As concerts are postponed, sporting events are canceled, schools are closed and tourist hot spots are shut down, experts recommend that even those who show no sign of illness stay home during this time of global pandemic.
That’s right: It’s advised that you self-quarantine.
Although remaining inside is a good way to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, and is an important measure to help “flatten the curve” of daily cases that put pressure on our health care system, it could lead to a lesser evil: boredom and stir craziness.
What’s there to do while stuck indoors? We’ve compiled 100 suggestions to help make your time quarantined as interesting – and perhaps even as productive – as possible.
As we practice self-quarantine, we can take a lesson from “Tangled” heroine Rapunzel, who has come up with plenty of activities to keep her busy, from cooking to candle-making.
1. Complete a puzzle: The more pieces the better! Feeling extra saucy? Take on a Rubik’s Cube. More of a word person? Crossword puzzle!
2. Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about a specific interest from chess to cheese.
3. If it won’t bother your neighbors: Dust off that old instrument and practice.
4. Text all your exes just in case you have one more thing you wanted to get off your chest.
5. Write poetry. Perhaps you can craft a haiku for Mother’s Day, or something without a specific structure. Just try it!
6. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.
7. Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.
8. Finally read “Infinite Jest,” “Les Miserables” or even “The Stand.” Go all in and read “Ulysses.” You got this.
9. Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting crosslegged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. (The latter is more like transcendental meditation.)
10. Face masks, moisturizer, oh my! Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.
11. Look at pictures of puppies.
12. Put together the most attractive charcuterie board possible, but you can only use foods you already have in your fridge and cupboard.
13. Take note from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song about how she’s spent her days alone in a castle. Activities included in her ditty: Ventriloquy, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery.
14. Write actual letters to family and friends. After that? Write thank-you notes to service people who you remember went out of their way for you.
15. Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help.
16. Finally read the rules to those long and intense board games you’ve never played with the family. Encourage the family to play.
17. Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue.
18. Have a space in your home where all of the tupperware goes? Organize it and actually match lids to containers.
19. Try on all your clothes and determine whether they “spark joy” á la Marie Kondo.
20. Better yet, go through this process with your junk drawer and supply shelves.
21. Have a roommate meeting about how to be more considerate of one other, especially while you will likely be spending more time together. Bring baked goods.
22. Bake those goods.
23. Watch the films that won Oscars for best picture.
24. Watch films that won Independent Spirit Awards for best picture.
25. Watch films that critics say should have won those aforementioned awards.
26. Read all the New Yorker issues piled on your desk.
27. Will Tom Hanks into recovery from coronavirus by watching every Tom Hanks movie chronologically.
28. Knit or crochet.
29. Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.
30. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.
31. Look at yourself in the mirror. Attempt a self-portrait with a pencil and paper.
32. Take a bubble bath (bonus: Add a glass of wine).
33. Make a classic cocktail, from negronis to Manhattans and aperol spritzes. Don’t forget the garnish.
34. Coloring books: They’re not just for kids.
35. Take time to reflect: What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year?
36. Write a short story or get started on that novel.
37. Actually try to reproduce something you see on Pinterest. Probably fail. Try again.
38. Clear out the family room and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies.
39. Finally, get around to fixing that broken doorknob and loose tile or cleaning scuffed up walls.
40. Acquire a foam roller and treat yourself to some physical therapy.
41. Pretend you’re 13 years old and fold a square piece of paper into a fortune teller you put your thumbs and pointer fingers into. Proceed to tell fortunes.
42. Learn how to braid (fishtail, French, etc.) via a YouTube tutorial..
43. Throw out all your too-old makeup and products. (Tip: most liquid products have a small symbol on them noting expirations, usually six months to a year. This includes sunscreen!)
44. Interview your grandparents (over the phone, of course) and save the audio. Can you create an audio story or book with that file?
45. Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite pics from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online.
46. Go on a health kick and learn how to cook new recipes with ingredients you may not be using already, from miso to tahini.
47. Create a Google document of shows or movies you’re watching and share it among family and friends.
48. Make a list of things for which you are grateful.
49. Have your own wine tasting of whatever bottles you have at home. Makeup stories about the journey of the grapes to your mouth.
50. Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
51. Perfect grandma’s bolognese recipe.
52. Make coffee, but this time study how many beans you use, which types, how hot the water is, how long it brews and whether any of that makes a difference.
53. Buy gift cards from your favorite local businesses to help keep them in business while we quarantine.
54. Watch “Frozen 2,’ which went up early on Disney Plus. Another new movie on the streaming service: “Stargirl.”
55. Write a book with your family. Pick a character and each member writes a chapter about their adventures. Read aloud to each other.
56. No March Madness? Have a Scrabble tournament. Or Bananagrams. Pictionary, anyone?
57. Get into baking with “The Great British Baking Show,” but your technical challenge is baking something with the ingredients you have on hand (that you didn’t already use in the charcuterie board).
58. Indoor scavenger hunt.
59. Alternate reading the Harry Potter series with your kids and cap each one off with the movie.
60. Dye your hair a new color. No one else needs to see it if you don’t like it.
61. Read Robert Jordan’s 14-book “Wheel of Time” series before it streams on Amazon starring Rosamund Pike.
62. Write a play starring your loved ones. Perform it via a video call app.
63. Go viral in a good way by making a quarantine-themed TikTok.
64. Rearrange your sock drawer. Really.
65. Stop procrastinating and do your income taxes.
66. Make lists of all the museums, sporting events and concerts you want to visit when they finally reopen.
67. Get into comics with digital subscriptions on your tablet, like Marvel Unlimited.
68. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
69. Practice shuffling playing cards like a Poker dealer. Be ready for employment opportunities once all casinos open back up.
70. Organize your spice rack alphabetically or get crazy and do it by cuisine.
71. Teach your dog to shake. Hand sanitizer optional.
72. Memorize the periodic table. You never know when that will come in handy.
73. Order and put together some IKEA furniture. Time yourself.
74. Get a free trial of a streaming service and binge-watch as much as you can before it expires.
75. Apply for a new job. You have remote work experience now.
76. Learn a new style of dance via YouTube, from belly dancing to breaking.
77. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic and morbid but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
78.The parades have been canceled but you can still make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.
79. Bring out the Legos. Build your house inside of your house.
80. Watch the “Star Wars” movies in this and only this order: Rogue One-IV-V-II-III-Solo-VI-VII-VIII-IX.
81. Two words: Coronavirus beard! Grow it, moisturize it, comb it, love it.
82. Learn the words to “Tung Twista.” Get them so ingrained in your brain that you can rap them as fast as Twista can. Impress everyone.
83. Been meaning to get some new glasses? Try on new frames virtually on sites like GlassesUSA.com.
84. Attempt things with your non-dominant hand, from writing to brushing your teeth. Prepare to be frustrated.
85. How many words per minute can you type? See if you can get speedier by taking a typing course.
86. Prepare to verbally duel a bully who wants to discuss the evolution of the market economy in the Southern colonies, by memorizing Matt Damon’s “Good Will Hunting” speech.
87. Learn origami. Make cranes for your loved ones.
88. Stretch. Work on your flexibility. It’s possible to get the splits back, right?
89. Try to speak in pig Latin. Or, “ig-pay, atin-Lay.”
90. Talk to your plants. How are they doing? Make sure they are getting the amount of sunlight they should be. Check their soil. Water if necessary.
91. Deep condition your hair and put paraffin wax on your hands. Enjoy your soft hair and nails.
92. Consider donating money to food banks to help families struggling to get meals.
93. Write a song. If you want to make it about your time inside and put it to the tune of “My Sharona” and replace “Sharona” with “Corona,” do what you have to do.
94. Study the art of beatboxing.
95. Try moving in super-slow motion. It’s OK to laugh at regular speed.
96. You know how there are dozens of ways to wear a scarf, but you only wear it the one way? Learn other ways.
97. Learn Old English words. Pepper them into your conversation. Wherefore not?
98. Try on a new shade of lipstick. See how long it takes your partner to notice it.
99. Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
100. Sleep. Get lots of it.
Symbols are part and parcel of our daily lives. They come in various shapes, appearances and sizes. They are usually used to assist us get through tough times (sadness) and joy. Below is a random selection of the most used magic spell symbols and their meanings.
Magic Spell Symbols And Their Meanings
1. All-Seeing Eye
The all-seeing eye is a universal symbol that represents inner vision, spiritual sight, and a higher knowledge or insight into the occult mysteries.
The Ankh is an Egyptian cross symbol that represents rebirth, the life-giving power of the sun and a mythical eternal life.
An angel is a symbol of both good and evil spirits in many religions in the world.
4. Circle With a Dot in the Center
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the bindu (dot) represents the male force. When merged together with the circle, it represents unity of the male and female forces. It is a complex symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
5. Masonic Compass
It is a Masonic symbol that is made up of a compass and a T-square. It represents a movement towards perfection and a balance between the physical and spiritual. This is similar to Oriental and Egyptian mysticism. When a compass is used to form circles, it represents spirits, while the ruler represents the physical.
6. Crescent Moon
The crescent is an Islamic symbol that can be seen enclosed by a lone pentagram. It represents a victory over death to Muslims. To witches, it symbolizes the aging goddess.
7. Double-headed Eagle
The eagle is a symbol that represents authority, power, victory, the sun, a nation’s royal head and sky gods. It is a Masonic symbol of initiation and seal. The number 33 is inscribed inside the pyramid over the eagle’s head.
8. Eye of Horus
Pagans use the Eye of Horus as a charm to send or ward off evil. It is believed to represent the eye of the Egyptian sun-god, Horus, who lost one of his eyes at the battle of Set.
9. Six-pointed Star or Hexagram
The hexagram is still used today for occult rituals. Occult groups see it as a symbol of the “divine mind” when it is surrounded by a circle.
10. Magic Mirror
The magic mirror is used for foreseeing the future, answering questions and so on. It is called “scrying”. The mirror is usually decorated with magic signs at rituals during full moon.
11. Pentagram or Pentacle
The pentagram is a symbol that is widely used by Freemasons, witches, pagan and many occult groups. Witches see it as a representation of the four basic elements (water, wind, fire and earth). To them, it also symbolizes Gaia (Mother Earth) as a pantheistic spiritual being. Depending on how it is drawn, the pentagram is also used to send away evil energy or draw in positive energy as well as a symbol of protection,
12. Nero’s Cross or Peace Symbol
The Nero’s cross is a broken cross that is placed upside-down. This symbolizes the destruction of Christianity. This was as a result of the hatred and persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Nero. The sixties saw the symbol revived as a symbol of Utopian hope for global peace and unity on earth.
The phoenix is a legendary bird that was believed to die by inflaming itself periodically (believed to be after 100 years) and then coming back to live from its own ashes (after three days as some sources say). The phoenix is a universal symbol that represents resurrection, rebirth, immortality and the sun.
14. Serpent or Snake
The serpent or snake represents many things depending on the various pagan and earth-centered cultures that worshiped it. To some, it represents rebirth, others sexuality (male or female), fertility (rain), protection from evil and many others. It is also believed by some to be a mediator between the spiritual and the physical world. On the contrary, the Bible represents a serpent in negative terms. According to the Bible, it represents temptation, sin, destruction and Satan.
The Swastika symbol represents the sun and the four wind directions which represents their corresponding spirits. It was an ancient occult symbol that was revived by Hitler. Today, it represents racism and “white supremacy” of the neo-Nazis. Just like many other occult symbols, it is placed within a “circle”. The cross found in the circle is seen as a mediator between the square and the circle and is done so to emphasize the “joining of heaven and earth”, hence “the perfected human being”.
Recommended Reading: 10 Amazing Funny Optical Illusion Pictures
Optical illusions usually influence our perception of things. Actually, what happens is your mind trying to see things the easiest way. At first sight, our eyes try to relate the image with the closest interpretation it can give. After a few seconds, that’s when the mind realizes that the separate details of the image makes no sense at all.
Optical illusions or visual illusions happens when the information gathered from the image by the eye and processed by the brain does not actually reflect the physical measurement of the source.
Below are 10 amazing funny optical illusion pictures that will make you think you need to visit the ophthalmologist or not. They are fun, laugh and share with friends.
1. Hey Guys! Easy on her, she ain’t baring it all.
2. Not that big to spit out that volume.
3. Where her legs? Leopard tights…
4. Succulent, isn’t it? Look again…
5. Who is carrying who?
6. He must be tough. Try down-side-up.
7. Not in public old man! Look again…
8. Is that bum not to big for the baby?
9. Left his head at home ugh!?
10. One of the most popular illusions online
11. Clean your eyes again!
12. The giant lady???
13. Is the lady receiving a hug from him? Vice versa.
14. And that funny a** or armpit?
15. A baby with a grown-ups head
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Hipster beards have been trending these days. What is actually a hipster beard? It is a long, full-grown beard that goes alongside a clean-cut pompadour haircut.
Hipster beard are one of the most sought for beard styles among men nowadays. A common trend among hipster styling is the thick short beard with short haircut that has been parted and slicked down.
According to this Daily Mail article, “Hipster facial fuzz is sexiest men’s hairdo say Half of British women” It states that 2 in 3 women will go for a bearded man over a clean-shave one. Below are a list of 15 celebrities with awesome hipster beards.
1. George Clooney
2. Bradley Cooper
3. Ryan Reynolds
4. Viggo Mortensen
5. Chris Pine
6. David Beckham
7. Tom Hardy
8. Jared Leto
9. Charlie Hunman
10. Hugh Jackman
11. Jake Gyllenhaal
12. Keanu Reeves
13. Chris Pine
14. Joe Manganiello
15. Joaquin Phoenix
Are you a glow in the dark tattoo fan? Maybe you’ve just heard of and have decided to know more about it. They are UV tattoos that can only be visible in the dark or when there is no light at all. Want to be the point of focus in a night club? You love tattoos but you job doesn’t take it kindly for tattoos. Why not consider that body art where no one would notice except there is a power cut? Try some awesome glow in the dark tattoos on your body and you will be glowing when you hit the club, just like standing out in the crowd and everyone is talking about you.
Awesome Glow In The Dark Tattoos
Glow in the dark tattoo might be something you will want to try out. Below are 15 awesome glow in the dark tattoos that I have selected for you. View them and leave your comments below.
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Lent is a period observed by Christians in order to prepare for Easter. It is 40 weekdays before Easter starting with Ash Wednesday. This period is usually characterized by fasting and penitence. The Roman Catholic Church observes these days until the Thursday before Easter which is called Holy Thursday. Other churches follow it until Easter Saturday. Thinking of Lent 2017?
When Is Lent 2017?
Lent 2017 will start on Wednesday March 1, 2017. It will end on Thursday, April 13, 2017 according to the Roman Catholic calendar. Note should be taken that the six Sundays in Lent are not included in the 40 days since Christians believe each Sunday to be a “mini Easter”. Easter is celebrated by some Christians as the day Jesus’ conquered death (sin) by rising from the death.
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Ash Wednesday 2017 will be on March 1, and it marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. This period will last for 40, excluding Sundays and will end on Holy Thursday. In the Roman Catholic tradition, it is period of fasting and penitence and many people abstain from meat during this period. Church doctrine states people are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday though it is also necessary to do so on all Fridays during Lent (not obligatory though). Fasting and abstinence? I thought I could share with you some meatless meals for lent.
Meatless Meals For Lent
Since Lent will be starting soon, I thought it wise to provide for you a collection of 15 meatless meals for Lent. They are vegetarian and seafood meals that would be very appropriate for this Lenten season in order for you to observe your fast and penitence. You can also use it on any day of the year. They look yummy! Enjoy!
1. Coconut Shrimp
2. Fish Tacos with Curried Broccoli Slaw
3. Tomato & mascarpone one pot pasta
4. Indiana Farmhouse Goulash
5. One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
6. One-Pot Burrito Bowls
7. Paleo Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake
8. Gluten Free Chips
9. Zucchini Tomato Casserole
10. Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake
11. Dukan Diet Chicken and Mushrooms with Asparagus
12. Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes
13. One-Pot Zucchini Pasta
14. Butternut Squash With Cumin Couscous
15. Fall Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup
Enjoy your meatless meals for Lent 2017.
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True love, like tatoos, never fade. In spite of the pains you get when having you tattoo, the memories that they evoke are sometimes really beautiful. Are you thinking of getting tatted with your bae or boo? You should be quite sure he/she is your soulmate before going in for a skin-altering commitment. Don’t forget the bad memories it can bring if things don’t work out.
Couples share their love in many other ways like couple shirts, bracelets, necklaces and charms. Tattoos have become a popular trend that couples use to share their love for each other. This is used especially when couples want something that will last long. Tattoos last for ever and will stay on no matter what you do or where you are. This is unlike rings, necklaces or bracelets. It’s not just a bond, it has a meaning and a great sense of fashion.
We decided to do a random selection of couple tattoo ideas for you. You can see how awesome they look like.
1. Together Forever
2. The King and Queen Couple Tattoo
3. Open Relationship Tattoo?
4. Don’t Want to Lose Your Ring? Couple Ring Tattoos Stay Forever
5. You Are The Bow Of My Arrow. Sounds Cute
6. Heartbeat Tattoo For Couples
7. Courageous Couple Tattoo. Without Fear!
8. The Key To My Heart Tattoo
9. Engagement Tattoos! More Than Diamond Rings
10. No One Should Dare Put Asunder What God Has Put Together
11. Simple But Meaningful
12. Heart And Love Go Hand-in-hand
13. Complete Heart
14. The Arrow Of My Heart
15. Going Classic? Beauty And The Beast
Yes, there are stupid questions.
First, get in your time machine.
It’s called “YouTube,” not “TheyTube.”
It’s in the stars…
I fear for that child.
Get in your eight glasses a day.
Don’t drink and Yahoo.
I feel like they’ve already burned through a few brain cells.
Let’s look at the big picture, people.
Maybe she should be more concerned with spelling and grammar.
Let’s go back to the birds and the bees…
And can you imagine if MOOSE COULD FLY?!?
Let’s get the basic questions out of the way…
But are they all called Rob?
You are charged with extreme stupidity.
Conspiracy theories abound…
Only for a) asking stupid questions and b) finding a way to burn pancakes.
What isn’t normal is not knowing that a cat purrs, Einstein.
Here’s an idea: SHUT THE DOOR.
If it was, you would probably be one of the first to go.
Someone has permanent brain freeze.
And if they hack up a hairball, you can be sure that’s the case.
irst you have to offer up your voice to an evil octopus-like witch in the sea and then marry a handsome prince…
This is not a good reflection on society.
And trust us, we don’t need your DNA spread around.
Not a Belieber?
You deserve to be caught.
Laziness level: Astronomical
I don’t want to know what’s going on with the garlic bread.
There’s no remedy. YOU ARE FOREVER DOOMED TO BE SHOUTING!!!